A poem with cinquain stanzas in response to The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt #26:
Beauty norms ban hairs on certain body places, weeds to be exterminated, banished. Landscapes, well-known customs define natural views: we replace meadows with green sod patches. Rebel! the way is clear, let's trust pure sensation questioning imposed notions of Beauty.
The five prompt words are: ‘clear, way, ban, patch, rebel’—I wrote a second poem using these words:
A patch of weeds flourishes, wild plants show off, native flowers buzz, A rusty pesticide can languishes on a broken shelf, abandonned since the Ban, Wild grasses rebel They have boldly taken over what once was a 'lawn', Chop and clear, a forgotten trend, Uncultured diversity has won, Nature leads the way.
This second poem also incorporates The Secret Keeper five prompt words. Many thanks to The Secret Keeper for these inspiring words. Please visit the link at the top of this post to find other challenge entries.
In poem #2 I wanted to go beyond the rhetoric in the first poem and ended up with a fantasy vignette— actually a reality in some places. I was in Ottawa (Canada) last summer and was thrilled to see how many people have wild gardens in front of their homes. The term ‘wild plants’ came from The Secret Keeper in a recent comments exchange about milkweed.
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